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Re: Swelling?
Jul 25, 2005
Hello swelling friends. Well, I was doing well for about a month or iron supplements, but now my swelling is back! I don't know if it's because my body is becoming used to the diuretics and even used to the iron. I have a fe questions for you all if you can help thanks so much.

1) How much iron should I be taking? My doctor (I don't really trust him can you tell?) has prescribed over the counter feosol which has 45 mg of iron. Is this enough for me?

2) I believe the reason I am anemic is due to really heavy menstrual cycles which started the past 6 months. So, should I take this issue up with my obgyn?

3) How do we know for sure that the swelling is anemia related and not heart related? I only get it in one ankle/foot real bad, the other one hardly at all. It's my left foot that swells and it seems to swell up when I have stressful days or can this be my imagination.

How are you all doing? I've been thinking about you all. This really is such a curse to have to live with especially when you have 2 small children. I am pushing so hard every day to keep up with them. Do you think I can ask my doctor about increasing my iron to more than 45mg or could I just do it on my own. I know I can't take too much but how much is enough for me?

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